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Jay-Z suing children’s bookstore for using his image and lyrics

The company has maintained they've done "nothing wrong"

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Jay-Z is suing a web-based children’s bookstore in Sydney, Australia for using his image and lyrics.

According to The New York Times, the rapper has filed a lawsuit against ‘The Little Homie’ over a book called ‘A B to Jay-Z’.

The book, which was released two years ago, repurposes a line from Jay’s hit song ’99 Problems’ as, “If you’re having alphabet problems I feel bad for your son, I got 99 problems but my ABCs ain’t one.”

It’s believed Jay’s lawyers first sent the company cease-and-desist letters back in 2017.

In statement to Page Six, the company’s owner Jessica Chiha said: “We are unbelievably disappointed to find ourselves caught in a legal battle with someone whose music we love and adore.”

“We refer to a whole host of hip-hop artists in the books, but to have someone like Jay-Z file legal proceedings is daunting beyond belief and hugely dispiriting.”

“We maintain we have done nothing wrong and intend to give it everything we’ve got for common sense and common good to prevail, to the extent we can fight the fight.”